BSUPA Level 2 Instructors Course

BSUPA launched the new Level 2 Instructors scheme –Andy Gratwick and Simon Bassett delivered the new course which has been split into two key areas –Learning Surf on SUP and different levels of SUP touring and distance paddling.The course has much more emphasis SUP school management ,lesson safety ,lesson operating areas as well as specific SUP teaching technique in both surf and touring.
The course was run at X-train West Wittering and had BSUPA instructors/Schools from  Key SUP in Devon , ASUPA Essex,Wild Diamond in Tiree , Scotland and Active Adventure Somerset . Andy and Simon are pleased with the way the The BSUPA coaching scheme has progressed with over 212 instructors on the Level one ticket –and increasing numbers of BSUPA schools signing up to the school program.We hope by mid December to get the 2013 instructor dates on the website .
Comments from Simon Harrow (Chairman) and Ollie O’Reilly who attended:

It was with much anticipation that Ollie and I turned up to a blustery beach at west wittering to undertake the new BSUPA Level 2 Instructors course.   The course has been over a year in the making and is tailored to those instructors who are looking to expand their portfolio of teaching into waves, distance & touring.

We were warmly welcomed to the ‘Hut’ for a get to know one and other followed by an outline of the two day course ahead of us.   Despite the angry seas, dark clouds & 20 knot winds we then ventured into the peaks & troughs of Witterings finest surf (reminiscent of Watergate Bay Final) and were given the opportunity to demonstrate our ability & agility required.   The session was   followed by an introduction to the Level 2 manual and on flicking through it is evident where all the hours and hours of Simon Bassett & Andy Gratwick’s time has been spent over the last year.

The two day course was executed by Simon & Andy in a polished format that far exceeded ours and our co-students expectations.   The inclusion of an exam at the end of the two days kept us very attentive throughout.

I know I speak on behalf of all those who attended when I say that this course lifted our knowledge and ability to new levels of teaching and coaching practices and it is hard to believe that ours was the first course they had delivered.

If you are serious and passionate about your teaching of SUP then this is an absolute must have qualification.

BSUPA for 2013 will be adding more LEVEL 2 instructor courses  for next season please keep a eye the website ,as well as BSUPA level 1- 2 day and I day Conversion courses dates for 2013.